This morning started with a sincere smile when I was buying breakfast sandwich and coffee at Tim Hortons. As usual after the lady at the counter confirmed my order (she is new there and was checking everything twice) I was asked for the name for my order. The answer was “Val. – V. A. L.”.
Even with detailed spelling of my name people at Timmys are always creative. Guess how they spelled my name today 😉
How can VAL become MAO???
But this was just the beginning. Next part is going through resumes and selecting candidates for senior developer role.
This can be funny and sad at the same time. Here are some quotes:
Experience: for last 7 years worked as .Net MVC Developer (till 5 month ago)
Skills: Familiar with MVC Design Pattern, Object-Oriented design and programming
So after 7 years of being MVC developer you finally became familiar with MVC, OOP and programming… next please
Good sense of humor – first name and last name are the same. Should be easy to communicate – imagine email coming from Mao Mao 🙂
7.6+ years of experience as Dot Net Developer
7.6+ years … sounds like 7 years 7 month 6 days + something else… this is very precise 🙂
4 pages of keywords without paddings and with minimum space between line in tiny font…
Impossible to read – my eyes hurt and I need a break
Cover letter and resume combined in one file and first two pages is just text without formatting in this font:
I need another break 🙁 And I’m still far from finishing resumes…
6 pages of event smaller font… pure text describing dozens of projects done as consultant… Killing my eyes
File name: RESUME 2013a.docx
2013? Yes! Because you are working working at the same company since 200*, tried to find a job in 2013, was not hired anywhere and trying again in 2017… and definitely not our skillset.
11 pages of small text… all small projects since 2000…
Time for a break!